Friday, December 1, 2017

Ask the Expert: What do you believe is the perfect system for fantasy football playoffs?

What do you believe is the perfect system for fantasy football playoffs? Four teams and Week 15-16, six or eight teams, cumulative point totals, etc.? Make your case for the best approach to the postseason.

One thing for sure-the perfect fantasy football playoff system does NOT include week 17. I prefer 4 teams out of 12 making the playoffs. More than that and you take significance away from the regular season games. Finally while I love H2H I think the best teams win in a cumulative points format where teams play over a two or three week period. So the best approach is a 13 week regular season with 4 of 12 teams making the playoffs and then playing in a three week (weeks 14-16) cumulative points format with perhaps some points advantage to start the playoffs based on seeding or total points scored during the regular season.  

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Sam Hendricks is the author of Fantasy Football Guidebook, Fantasy Football Tips and Fantasy Football Basics , all available at, at all major bookstores, and at and He is a 25+ year fantasy football veteran who regularly participates in the National Fantasy Football Championship (NFFC), Fantasy Football World Championship (FFWC) and finished 7th and 16th overall (out of 228 top players) in the 2008 and 2009 Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC). He won the Fantasy Index Open in 2013. In 2015 he won his Pros vs Joes Challenge division and finished 5th overall. 

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Fantasy Football Guidebook (2nd Edition): Your Comprehensive Guide to Playing Fantasy Football ($19.95)

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